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Bermuda's Hotels Island-wide

In alphabetical order with parish locations shown

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By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us).

Covid 19Bermuda has reopened its airport to visitors who pass appropriate pre-arrival, post-arrival and thereafter periodic pandemic-free tests. Local cruise ports will not reopen until September or October. Social distancing and face masks are mandatory. Travelers must complete the travel authorization process online within 48 hours of departure. A BD$75 fee per traveler is required. Travelers must also take a certified RT-PCR Covid-19 test no more than five days before departure and obtain a negative result. These measures apply to all adults and children aged 10 years and up. Another test is required on arrival at the airport. Travelers who do not take and pass the test before departure must take one on arrival, will be required to self-isolate for three days at their place of accommodation and take and pass another test on the third day.  

Bermuda Parishes map

Hotel locations

Locations of hotels


Hotels - in alphabetical order - are shown below. Some have their own private beach (unlike in the Caribbean 900 miles south where all beaches are public) or private part of a beach, gardens and pools, other luxury facilities, sports, shops, beauty salon, etc.. Most have off-season lower rates from November to March. Some are on or close to Bermuda's public sector bus or ferry routes. They have been licensed but not graded by the Bermuda Government's Ministry of Tourism and Bermuda Tourism Authority. Some also offer residential condominiums on their properties. Many resort hotels operate the American Plan (AP), in which the cost of breakfast and dinner are included in the cost of a room but not drinks. Others have the European Plan for only the room, with guests making their own arrangements for meals. Presently, only one resort, Grotto Bay, offers All-Inclusive. It includes, costing from $114 a day per person as an optional extra, three meals, alcoholic drinks, on-site water sports sports, entertainment, public transportation. No hotels are adults-only. None include Butler Service.

Bermuda's official currency. The Bermuda Dollar is fixed to the US Dollar. Thus the US dollar is accepted everywhere at par. British Pounds sterling, Canadian dollars, Euros and other currencies should not be brought as they cannot be used. Most major international credit cards will be accepted from visitors, but overseas debit cards, even in the USA, cannot be used in Bermuda. Most if not all Bermuda places to stay, stores and restaurants will no longer accept traveler's checks, so they should not be bought for your Bermuda visit. 

Internet, WIFI and Links to and from this website. Most hotels and other guest properties in Bermuda have Internet/WIFI, free to registered guests during their stay.  Why don't we link to most of them? We will gladly create la non-exclusive link to them as a Bermuda resource when they create a similar link to us.

Guest hotel or similar occupancy and departure taxes and gratuities (tips) payable by tourists.  A summary, paid to the Bermuda Government unless otherwise noted.

World's most visited countries in 2019. Source, UK's national Daily Telegraph newspaper.

  1. France - 82.6m annual visitors
  2. United States - 77.5m
  3. Spain - 75.6m
  4. China - 59.3m
  5. Italy - 52.4m
  6. Turkey - 39.5m
  7. United Kingdom - 35.8m
  8. Germany - 35.6m
  9. Mexico - 35m
  10. Thailand - 32.6m

How Bermuda compares with other countries or islands where tourists outnumber locals. Measured in 2019 by the UK's national Daily Telegraph newspaper in annual number of tourists compared to numbers of residents.

  1. Andorra - 33.53057199 annual tourists per resident
  2. Macao - 24.78871897
  3. British Virgin Islands - 12.81668161
  4. Turks and Caicos Islands - 10.42546376
  5. Aruba - 10.31870554
  6. Monaco - 8.719620471
  7. Northern Mariana Islands - 8.353005266
  8. Guam - 7.905347735
  9. Bahrain - 7.589107757
  10. Saint Maarten - 7.142857143
  11. Palau - 6.622516556
  12. Cayman Islands - 6.386846099
  13. US Virgin Islands - 5.812269488
  14. Malta - 3.91808649
  15. Hong Kong - 3.801141574
  16. The Bahamas - 3.67765496
  17. Bermuda - 3.433739557
  18. Iceland - 3.01671891
  19. Maldives - 2.945036575
  20. Austria - 2.937027237
  21. Curacao - 2.860035434
  22. Croatia - 2.751394043
  23. Antigua and Barbuda - 2.711886558
  24. Seychelles - 2.508073197
  25. San Marino - 2.35990057
  26. Estonia - 2.224088756
  27. Montenegro - 2.169064956
  28. Singapore - 2.143449993
  29. Cyprus - 2.094739552
  30. Greece - 2.035619507
  31. St. Kitts and Nevis - 2.033398114
  32. Ireland - 1.899065723
  33. Barbados - 1.833119293
  34. St. Lucia - 1.827036903
  35. Luxembourg - 1.822088345
  36. Denmark - 1.808843619
  37. Georgia - 1.499320468
  38. Liechtenstein - 1.438810583
  39. Spain - 1.400203011
  40. Qatar - 1.264228724
  41. Grenada - 1.254388018
  42. France - 1.253839619
  43. Hungary - 1.233152586
  44. Slovenia - 1.16825147
  45. Albania - 1.156388675
  46. Slovak Republic - 1.149510052
  47. Dominica - 1.114474408
  48. Switzerland - 1.105107581
  49. United Arab Emirates - 1.090973066
  50. Bulgaria - 1.018530115
  51. Czech Republic - 1.006234446.

Tourist numbers and spending 2014-19

Disabled visitors access. Note that USA ADA disability standards do not apply in Bermuda. Here, because there are no such legally required disability protections or minimum standards required by Bermuda's Ministry of Tourism or the public/private sector Bermuda Tourism Authority what constitutes a disabled-friendly room can be interpreted differently. Disabled visitors using wheelchairs and the mobility-impaired should ask before they book for  details of disabled-friendly rooms such as overall room size (many disabled or mobility-impaired guests need somewhat bigger rooms); room door and bathroom door width, does the bathroom have a wet-room shower or only a shower in a bathtub over which guests have to step, is the room on the ground (first) floor or higher in which case is there an elevator nearby and what is the elevator emergency policy for disabled guests.

Azura Boutique Hotel and Residences 4 star

90 South Road, Warwick Parish, PG04, Bermuda. Tel: 441-232-9000. Email: info@azurabermuda.com. Category. Small ocean-side hotel. Enlargement and renovation of former Surf Side Beach Club. 22 guest rooms, 20 one bedroom suites, and 24 one to three bedroom villas are inspired by the magnificent oceanfront setting, high atop a bluff overlooking the Western Atlantic Ocean. Soft opening mid 2019. Formally opened July 2020. Facing the ocean, this boutique hotel has its own small private beach. On No. 7 public transportation bus route, about 25 minutes by bus from Hamilton and 35 to 40 minutes from the airport. On 5 acres of landscaped oceanfront. Five minutes walk to Bermuda Railway Trail. Owner: Clearwater Development Ltd, a Bermuda-incorporated company.

  Azura complex

Above: Left, originally as Surf Side. Right: now as Azura

Bermudiana Beach Resort 3 star

Tapestry Collection by Hilton. 111 rooms, was scheduled to open in June 2020.

2 South Shore Crescent, Warwick, WK 08, Bermuda. Phone: 1-441-232-6000Leased to Hilton Worldwide.  On a 13.1 acre plot of land south of South Road  bordered on its eastern side by Astwood Walk and the Warwick gas station and stretches westward just beyond the bend in South Road where it junctions with Dunscombe Road. Owned by Bermudiana Development Company Limited, a subsidiary company of the Bermuda Government's quango the Bermuda Housing Corporationl. Hilton Worldwide announced the company's debut in Bermuda with this signing. It takes its name from the once-famous landmark Bermudiana hotel in Hamilton that was burnt down and reconstructed in the 1950s/60s and during its later time owned a lovely relaxing and hugely popular Bermudiana Beach Club facility here until it was demolished to make way for the failed housing development that comprises much of this new hotel. Before the hotel opens individual units are being sold, starting from about $475,000. The name Bermudiana derives from the word Bermudian (not Bermudan as some USA and UK reference resources claim, wrongly, meaning a native of Bermuda, similar to Bahamian for a Bahamas native, Floridian for someone from Florida, Canadian from Canada, etc.  Earlier a hugely expensive to Bermuda taxpayers and failed housing estate, it sits on a cliff overlooking a pristine pink-sand beach and turquoise waters. Amenities include a family-friendly swimming pool and infinity pool, spa, fitness center and beach accessible via a two-car funicular elevator, restaurant, bar, flexible space for meetings, events, weddings, etc. 

Bermudiana Beach Hotel from 2020

2019. December 13. Representatives from the Hilton hotel chain visited Bermuda to discuss the Bermudiana Beach Resort. Jenna Hackett, global head of Tapestry Collection, said: “The signing of Bermudian Beach Resort brings a unique and authentic resort to our portfolio. “As the first Hilton property in Bermuda, we look forward to working with the team at Bermudiana Development Company Ltd to offer visitors a unique hotel coupled with the benefits of our award-winning Hilton Honors programme.” The Bermudiana Beach Resort, originally built as an affordable housing, will be made up of 90 fully furnished hotel residences across nine buildings. Bermudiana Development Company is responsible for the conversion of the property and, once open, properties and amenities will be fully managed for owners by a professional hotel management team. The condos are for sale to local and overseas buyers on a 999-year leasehold basis, and under the terms of the lease owners can occupy their condo for up to 90 days each year. They can then rent it out through the hotel for the remainder of the year. The resort will also be part of the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme, which offers benefits that include a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

Cambridge Beaches Resort

30 King's Point Road, Somerset, Sandys Parish, MA 02. Phone 1- 800-468-7300 in USA or 1-800-463-5990 in Canada or directly at (441) 234-0331. Fax (441) 234-2252. Stunning location on it's own 25-acre peninsula on the westernmost end of Bermuda, furthest away from the airport. Overlooks Mangrove Bay and Long Bay, in a magnificent, exclusive, private site. From $595 a night including breakfast but periodically with a free night with a qualifying stay. For the affluent, up-market visitor on business or vacation, who are demanding and have high expectations. Bermuda's first cottage colony with one cottage about 300 years old.  For tennis, there are 3 all-weather courts, 1 lit (for a fee). It has five small private beaches at King's Point, Mangrove Bay Terrace and Long Beach Cafe for informal meals, Tamarisk Room for formal dining restaurant. Buses do not serve this property. Nor does the regular Bermuda Government Department of Marine and Ports ferry service catamaran vessels. But there is a frequent complimentary ferry service for guests only directly, non-stop, to and from the City of Hamilton.

Cambridge Beaches Resort, Bermuda

Caroline Bay: The Cove 5 star

Ritz Carlton Reserve Hotel & Residences. Constitution, Southampton, Bermuda.

Was expected to open by late 2019 but see below, far from complete, delayed by default in ownership and financing.

Ritz Carlton Reserve Hotel, Bermuda

When completed it will be an ultra-luxury waterfront hotel and residences on 182 acres of prime Bermuda property that was once - from 1942 to 1995 - a US Navy base, then known as Morgan's Point.

This new Ritz-Carlton Reserve Hotel, if/when completed and operating, will offer 77 guest rooms and two presidential villas, plus.at the Ritz Carlton Reserve Residences five buildings representing 35 residences. The property was begun by Caroline Bay Ltd, which has since defaulted. This one-of-a-kind destination for the island is already home to Caroline Bay Marina, which offers space for up to 33 transient superyachts; 80 berths exclusively for Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence owners; the Caroline Bay Marina Yacht Club; state-of-the-art power; water; concierge services; MarineTech docking system and environmentally secure sewage waste systems. Caroline Bay, if completed, will be the largest development the island has seen in more than four decades. Owners of the Ritz-Carlton Residences will enjoy:

The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences are not owned, developed or sold by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C or its affiliates (“Ritz-Carlton”). George’s Bay Residences Limited uses the Ritz-Carlton marks under a license from Ritz-Carlton. Caroline Bay Marina is not managed by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. or its affiliates.

2020. March 28. The stalled Caroline Bay resort development is to go back to the drawing board with “expert restructuring advisers”, the finance minister said yesterday. Curtis Dickinson added the project would be assessed by Alvarez and Marsal, a New York firm with “significant experience” in reviving large projects. Mr Dickinson said the company’s staff were “experts in the real estate space and restructuring space”. He was speaking after the Government’s announcement on Thursday that it would take legal action in a bid to have provisional liquidators appointed for the troubled development. Mr Dickinson said the provisional liquidators, from professional services firm EY, were also experienced in hospitality properties, including the Newstead and Tucker’s Point resorts. Mr Dickinson added the next step was to shore up the partly completed buildings at the West End development to protect them from deterioration. He said he was “disappointed that the developers failed, in what was the largest Bermuda Government-backed hospitality project”. He added: “This could have been and should have been avoided.”

Mr Dickinson said the future of the project could include “design construction plans” to allow the Government to “complete the buildings and have them in working order”. He declined to speculate on whether the development would remain a resort or get changed to housing. The original developers included Brian Duperreault, the chief executive of insurance giant AIG and one of the island’s most prominent business figures. Mr Dickinson also declined to comment on whether the developers had tried to bail Caroline Bay out with their own funds. He said: “How much money they’ve put in, and why they are unable to fund additional amounts personally, is a question they are in the best position to answer.” Mr Duperreault did not respond to a request for comment yesterday. The hotel and luxury home complex would have transformed the brownfield site left at the old US Naval Annex at Morgan’s Point. The deal was sweetened with a $165 million government guarantee agreed under the previous One Bermuda Alliance administration. The guarantee had to be paid to lenders last year after the development hit finance problems. Mr Dickinson said extra funding was being drawn from the Government’s $200 million credit line with Butterfield Bank and HSBC Bermuda, set up last year to pay off lenders. He added further borrowing would have to be done through “a new special purpose vehicle, backed by the assets of the project itself” — leaving the option of seeking further investors — “if deemed appropriate”. 

Mr Dickinson said Caroline Bay’s backers had made several proposals in an attempt to salvage the project over the two years since they said they were unable to meet their debts. He added: “Without exception, each proposal would have put the Bermuda Government in a far worse position than it is in today.” Mr Dickinson said new borrowing based on “speculative plans” would have likely led to further default, with the new lender having first call on the assets at present claimed by the Government. Mr Dickinson said that would “leave the people of Bermuda with nothing”. He added that all the proposals were also based on Government continuation of its $165 million guarantee — or increasing it to $185 million. Mr Dickinson said: “They are also based on the payment of transaction fees to the developers, or parties related to them, in the range of $12.5 to $17.5 million, and repayment of loans, or interest payments on loans, to other lenders who were not part of the Bermuda government guarantee.” He added one proposal would have transferred the debt held by the Government to a new investor, who would have retained a priority claim on the project’s assets. Mr Dickinson said the Government’s actions on Thursday were “an effort to mitigate the worst-case outcome” of the Government losing its money. About $11 million was paid in December and January to subcontractors at the site who had now “by and large been paid”. Mr Dickinson added: “The buildings that have been partially constructed, we need to finish them first. Our chances of recovery of all of our money are reduced, inasmuch as there is incomplete construction.”

2020. March 27. A legal bid to put the assets of the stalled Caroline Bay resort project into the hands of provisional liquidators was launched yesterday, the Government revealed last night. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Finance said: “The developers acknowledged in February 2018 that they were unable to pay their debts and while the Government has done everything prudently possible to support efforts to refinance the project, to date the developers have failed to provide an acceptable way forward.” She added that senior members of professional services firm EY Bermuda had been appointed as joint provisional liquidators and it was planned that they would “take control of various project companies, representing the collateral behind the original project loans and Bermuda Government guarantees”. The spokeswoman said: “As the Government has expressed previously, the intention is to protect the interests of the people of Bermuda to the fullest extent permissible under the law.” Curtis Dickinson, the finance minister, will hold a press conference today to reveal more details. The project, at the former US Naval Annex at Morgan’s Point in the West End, was backed with a $165 million government guarantee arranged under the previous One Bermuda Alliance administration, which had to be paid to lenders last year after finance for the development collapsed. The payout required Parliament to approve a $200 million line of credit for the Ministry of Finance and the island’s debt ceiling was raised by $250 million as a result. Work started on the 250-acre peninsula about four years after a land swap between the developers, which included Bermudian insurance industry legend Brian Duperreault, the CEO of AIG, and the Government.

The Southlands estate in Warwick was exchanged for Morgan’s Point, on condition remediation work at the brownfield site was carried out before construction started. The company behind the resort said that the site would include a Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel, luxury homes and a marina capable of accommodating mega yachts, as well as a spa, restaurants and upmarket retail stores. The marina was opened in time for the 2017 America’s Cup, but construction work stalled in February 2018. The developers, George’s Bay Ltd, said that “first phase construction activity at Caroline Bay has been reduced ... due to construction costs outpacing the existing financing of the project”. The firm said it planned to extend financing so work could get back to normal as soon as possible. The Government, however, was later forced to pay back the project’s lenders after it received notices of default in June and August of last year. Mr Dickinson said in this year’s Budget statement that the Government maintained a “legitimate expectation” that it would recover the cash paid out to the resort’s creditors. He added that Bermudian construction firms left unpaid for their work were also compensated after the Government “purchased the claims from project contractors”.

2020. February 24. The Government’s multimillion payout on the stalled Caroline Bay development at Morgan’s Point was highlighted in last Friday’s Budget speech. Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson said that $182.4 million had been borrowed to date. However, Mr Dickinson insisted that the Government maintained a “legitimate expectation” that it would recover the cash. A $165 million government guarantee in 2016 with the developers of the villa and hotel development on Morgan’s Point was set up by the previous One Bermuda Alliance Administration. Mr Dickinson said work on the project stopped in February 2018 and was still “fully suspended”, which meant the Government was forced to pay back the project’s lenders after it received notices of default in June and August of last year. He added that Bermudian construction firms left unpaid for their work were also compensated after the Government “purchased the claims from project contractors”. Mr Dickinson said that further payouts over the project would mean that debt service costs for 2019-20 were expected be $2.7 million above the estimated figure of $116.5 million. Mr Dickinson explained that this would push the revised estimate of Bermuda’s overall deficit to $14.6 million — $22.0 million more than the $7.4 million surplus projected. The Government may cover the $14.6 million through borrowing or through the Consolidated Fund. The island’s debt service costs for the coming fiscal year are projected to be $121.4 million — about $7.9 million of which is related to the troubled resort. Mr Dickinson said that interest rates were “relatively low” and that it was planned to refinance the Government’s loan agreement on Caroline Bay.

For more details see under Morgan's Point in www.bermuda-online.org/seesouth.htm 

Coco Reef Bermuda 4 star

3 Stonington Circle, South Road, Paget Parish, Bermuda PG 04. Phone (441) 236-5416. Fax (441) 236-9766. Formerly Stonington Beach Hotel. 32 ocean view rooms and 2 one-bedroom ocean-front suites. The real estate is owned by the Bermuda Government and is leased to the current operator. It first opened in 1980 as a training ground for students at the Bermuda College (a junior college, awarding associate degrees). Name changed June 2003 to reflect the Coco Beach name of its Tobago-based Bermudian property owner and land leaseholder John Jefferis who once managed the nearby Elbow Beach Hotel. Overlooking the ocean and with a shared  - by Elbow Beach - gorgeous private beach (it used to be public Elba Beach (named after the island where Napoleon was first exiled and escaped from until the original Stonington Beach hotel was built), complete with superb boiler reefs, one of the very best of all Bermuda beaches. Less than a ten minute drive from the City of Hamilton and on the # 2 and # 7 bus routes. With tennis courts, bar, two restaurants and a fresh water pool. In January 2008 a Bermuda Government-issued Special Development Order was granted in lieu of normal planning regulations, for an additional  66 luxury holiday apartments. 

Coco Reef beach and hotel

Elbow Beach Resort Hotel 5 star

Closed until 2021

60 South Road, Paget Parish, PG 04. Or by post  P. O. Box HM 994, Hamilton, HM DX, Bermuda. Phone 1-441-236-3535 or in USA 1-855-Go-Elbow. Category: Large ocean-side Resort Hotel. Near the 7 bus public transportation route. The hotel is 10 minutes by taxi from the City of Hamilton. Ocean-side, overlooking the gorgeous South Shore of Bermuda Western Atlantic ocean with its own superb quarter-mile long private beach, one of Bermuda's best. Over 300 rooms, suites and cottages. Luxury four-star/diamond resort hotel and cottage colony combined. On 50 lush acres of botanical gardens  Both a full-service hotel and with a selection of garden cottages, executive villas and condominiums. All hotel units have 53-channel television. For tennis, there are 5 newly resurfaced plexi-pave courts, 3 lit for night play. There is also the Deep night club. Owner: Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a prominent member of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family. The hotel first opened in 1908 as the South Shore Hotel, later as the Elbow Beach Surf Club. In the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s it was the favorite place for American college students to stay. They came in droves, got up to all sorts of mischief. In those heady days it was also the place where in Easter Week, the Easter Queen stayed, crowned as such just before the fabled-but-no-more Bermuda Easter Parade. In May 2013 the hotel celebrated its 105th anniversary as the second oldest hotel in Bermuda, and the first to be built on the South Shore. From spring 2014, the management contract with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group ceased and the hotel re-opened as an independently managed property.

Elbow Beach Hotel exterior view

Fairmont Southampton Resort  5 star

101 South Shore Road, Southampton Parish SN 02. Toll free at (866) 540-4497 or (441) 238-8000 directly. Fax (441) 238-8968. Postal airmail  P. O. Box HM 1379, Hamilton HM FX, Bermuda. Owned until December 2015 by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, later acquired and now owned by Accor Hotels of France, largest hotel group in Europe. 590 rooms and suites on 6 floors. 1500 guests. Bermuda's biggest hotel. On the second highest point of Bermuda, a 100-acre estate facing the South Shore ocean and Great Sound on the north side, with spa, pool and beach area, lush gardens, its own golf course, convention and meeting facilities, a variety of restaurants. The hotel was the brainchild of American businessman and shipping magnate Daniel K. Ludwig, the first owner, who also owned its sister property, the Hamilton Princess Hotel (now owned privately). Canadian Pacific Hotels bought both properties in 1998 and took over Fairmont Hotels and Resorts the following year. The hotels were then renamed the Fairmont Southampton and the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. In 1972-74, when this hotel was built, almost 100% of the construction materials came from Canada. Nearest beach is the one belonging to this hotel, reachable by the hotel's beach shuttle. Past guests have included the Saudi royal family's stay in the late 1970s; Bill Cosby and his wife; US presidents, including George Bush senior; Tony and Cherie Blair; The Queen and Prince Philip attended functions here (though they always stayed at Government House).

Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel

Grotto Bay Beach Resort Hotel 4 star

11 Blue Hole Hill, North Shore Road, Bailey's Bay, Hamilton Parish. Phone  (441) 293-8333. Fax (441) 293 2306. Reservations 1 (800) 582 3190 in the USA or 1 (800) 463 0851 in Canada. 201 rooms newly refurbished, for 500 guests. The hotel is on Castle Harbour part of the North Shore ocean. Nearest hotel to the Bermuda International Airport 1 mile or 5 minutes away. On 1, 3, 10 and 11 bus routes. Situated on 21 acres of landscaped ocean-front grounds. The 11 cottages in which the rooms are located feature hibiscus, oleander and bougainvillea gardens. Superior rooms are the first-floor rooms, while the deluxe rooms are second or third floor. All ’Ocean Front’ rooms are located along the water front; ’Ocean View’ rooms are on the top of a ridge that features fantastic views.  In-room amenities consist of a coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, reading lights and a safe. With several man-made beaches, 4 plexi-paved cork-based tennis courts and exercise room, two historic underground caves for exploration and swimming, several restaurants. Offers most of all-inclusive as an optional extra, only hotel in Bermuda to do so, or various meal plan packages such as breakfast and dinner or just breakfast.

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Hamilton Princess Hotel, Beach Club and Marina 5 star

76 Pitt's Bay Road, Pembroke, Hamilton, Bermuda HM 08. Phone (441) 295-3000. Fax (441) 295-1914. Toll Free  in USA (866) 540-4447. Mailing address P. O Box HM 837, Hamilton HM CX, Bermuda. Sometimes referred to as the Pembroke Princess. Owned by the billionaire Bermudian  and resident Green family On the waterfront of Pembroke Parish. On the outskirts of the City of Hamilton. 410 rooms, licensed for 1000 guests. It is also the most important convention center near Bermuda's capital city. Since 2016 this resort hotel has its own private beach, the Princess Beach Club. It was completed in 2016 on the site of the old Sonesta Beach Hotel and is served by a shuttle bus. This historic hotel is the oldest in Bermuda, a landmark. It first opened on January 1,1885,  shortly after the successful opening of the Hamilton Hotel (destroyed by fire in the 1950s), Bermuda's first big hotel. It began life as the Pembroke Hotel. Harley Trott, a leading businessman of the time, saw opportunity and had the new hotel built to provide a winter haven. The hotel opened two years after Her Royal Highness Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyle, fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, visited Bermuda and called it "a place of eternal spring." Married in 1871, her husband was the Marquis of Lorne from Scotland (later the 9th Duke of Argyle) and Governor General of Canada. The hotel was-re named “The Princess” in her honour. She became a frequent visitor in the 1880s, to escape the cold of Canada. She was Bermuda's first official tourist of Royal blood and an accomplished artist in water colors and oils. Because of her appreciation of the military, the Guard of Honor it provided for her wedding and the artwork she did for it, one of Scotland's most famous British Army units to serve in Bermuda, The Argyllshire Regiment, was renamed to honor her. It carried her insignia for many years in its own - and served in Bermuda for two years under the name in the late 1920s - before it became The Argyllshire Highlanders

Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Bermuda's oldest hotel, bigger and more glamorous now than in its late19th century days

Inverurie Executive Suites Hotel

1 Harbour Road, PG 01,  or P.O. Box PG 176, Darrell's Wharf, Paget PG 01, Bermuda. Reservations 1-441 232-5700. Hamilton Harbour waterside rooms and suites with kitchens, walk-in closets, separate eat-in kitchen and dining rooms and private balcony suitable and priced for executive business stays. Rooms and suites come with a fully-stocked refrigerator/bar, laptop safe, Smart TV and a work station with a G-link for electronic devices.  The City of Hamilton is 2 miles away, accessible by car, public transportation bus not far away or ferry nearby. Once the site of and constructed partly from the famous and original full-service including nightclub Inverurie Hotel, a huge Bermuda favorite in the 1950s and 60s, so-named by its original owner, a Scotsman, after his home town. It  later became the Palm Reef Hotel, then the Wharf Executive Hotel (opened July 10, 2002 as a 15-suite boutique hotel) and now Inverurie Executive Suites.

Inverurie Executive Suites Hotel

Replaced the lovely old former Inverurie Hotel shown below

Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa 4 star

27 Harbour Road, Paget PG 02. Phone (441) 236-6060. Fax (441) 236-2296. On the harbor’s edge overlooking the city of Hamilton. Built from the remnants of two once-elegant Bermuda hotels called Newstead, once a 19th century colonial manor, then a hotel, and the former Belmont Manor - a less luxurious but also spectacular-in-water-views 20th century hotel circa 1920 - plus the rebuilt 18 hole Belmont Golf Course owned by the company nearby. The full service resort destination has numerous hotel rooms and residential units. It offers many amenities in addition to golf, a world class spa, two tennis courts, infinity pool overlooking Hamilton Harbour, two fine restaurants and a private ferry service to the City of Hamilton. It combines traditional Bermuda architecture with new Bermuda design.  Also offers part ownership of luxury suites to non-residents. Some Newstead guests qualify to use the Elbow Beach Hotel's private beach facilities via a shuttle service.

Newstead complex

Pompano Beach Club 5 star

Pompano Beach Road, Southampton. Phone (800) 343-4155 in the USA or Canada or (441) 234 0222 directly. 75 rooms.  Ocean view and beach-side location, turquoise waters. Tom Lamb III and his brother Larry, owners. Bermuda's first fishing club, named after the pompano game fish then prolific. Offers dramatic ocean views from the main clubhouse and all guest rooms. Two restaurants, pool, private South Shore beach, fitness center, bar,  two clay tennis courts. On its own private road away from traffic noises. The 8 bus route is on the main Middle Road a mile away.

Pompano Beach Club

Rosedon Hotel 4 star

Closed until April 2021.

61 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke Parish. P. O. Box HM 290, Hamilton HM AX, Bermuda. Phone Bermuda 441-295-1640 or toll-free in USA (800) 742-5008. Email reservations@rosedon.com. 44 rooms, standard, superior, de luxe and luxury, some in a historic manor house-style property begin in 1904 and finished in 1906 for a wealthy Mr. E. J Thompson and named after his son Robert Rosedon Thompson, others nearby behind.  European fabrics, four poster beds. Nice gardens with Bermuda flora, Huckleberry restaurant, heated outdoor swimming pool, free beach shuttle service, fitness center. Long owned by the local Kitson family, now by artist Lee K. Perry. Equipped to charge Renault Twizzy 2 seater electric cars. A leisurely 15 minute walk to the City of Hamilton and its public transportation ferry terminal and/or buses.


Rosewood Bermuda 5 star

60 Tucker's Point Drive, Hamilton Parish HS 02. Phone (441) 298-4000. Email Tuckerspoint@rosewoodhotels.com. So-called because it is professionally managed (but not owned) by the Rosewood corporation of Texas. Mailing address P. O. Box HS 85, Harrington Sound, Hamilton Parish, HS BX, Bermuda. Opened April 17, 2009 by Bermuda residents and film stars Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, with then-Premier Ewart Brown, as the first new hotel to be constructed in Bermuda for 37 years. 88 guest rooms. They range in size from 530 to 1,200 square feet with luxury bathrooms and terraces with views of Castle Harbour and Harrington Sound. Rooms feature luxury bathrooms and terraces with views of Castle Harbour and Harrington Sound. Each room has a spacious balcony with a view of Castle Harbour, a flat screen panel TV, Wi-fi, fireplace, wet bar and walk in closets. They also have a luxury five-fixture bathroom with a stand alone deep bathtub. The rooms also come with amenities such as portable phones and I-pod/Mp3 docks and 24-hour room service. On 200 acres of waterfront overlooking Castle Harbour. It is in the exclusive and private residential area of Bermuda known as Tucker's Town. Interestingly, while the hotel itself and its units are solely in Hamilton Parish, the Rosewood Tucker's Point Beach Club is in the St. George's Parish part of Tucker's Town, about a mile away. A resurrection, reconstruction and reconstitution of the Castle Harbour Hotel, which opened in 1931 and closed in 1999, under a new name after the latter's demolition. The Castle Harbour Hotel was a landmark first planned by the British Furness Withy shipping organization in 1923 and first opened on November 1, 1932. Furness Withy  built both the original Castle Harbour Hotel and the Mid Ocean Club. After World War 2 Furness Withy of the UK lost interest. The property and extensive land were bought by Bermuda-based Bermuda Properties Ltd (BPL), originally headed and owned by Juan Trippe. He was the founder of the original Pan American World Airways. It was a direct result of his interest in Bermuda after Pan American flew between Bermuda and New York from 1937. His son, Ed Trippe, later assumed control. The property has since been sold.

Tucker's Point Hotel

Royal Palms Hotel 4 star

24 Rosemont Avenue, Pembroke Parish, HM 05. Inland. 32 room boutique hotel including some small suites with kitchenettes. Telephone 1 441 292 1854.  Within 15 minutes walk to the City of Hamilton. Two pink-painted former manor houses set in lush gardens with access to a private pool and lounge area. A guest property since the early 1960s, although the buildings date back more than a century and were formerly private homes. The boutique hotel also caters to both business visitors looking for accommodation near the Island's numerous local and Bermuda-incorporated international businesses.  Quality furnishings, mini fridges, flat-screen TVs. Buffet continental breakfast available as an option. With its "Ascots" restaurant for guests and the general public.

Royal Palms Hotel

St. Regis Bermuda Resort 5 star

Targeting a 2021 debut, according to a statement from the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

St. Catherine's Bay and Beach, St. George's, Bermuda. Located on a public beach, of which the hotel and residences are expected to have a p rivate portion, near the historic Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage site and set beside the majestic Fort St. Catherine, The luxe hotel is close to the historic town of St George. Building began in May 2017, on the site of a former failed Holiday Inn then Loew's Inn then Club Med. The latter was exploded to create the space for the latest hotel. The Marriott project is now planned for an April 2021 launch. The new hotel will include 122 rooms and suites, along with a Bermuda Hovernment-owned 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr and a casino, among other amenities. It will also feature a real estate component (see below). It would be the second St Regis in the wider region, joining the existing St Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico. 

 Real Estate portion. this world-class 30-unit development of two bedroom units is now open, with the 120-room hotel itself and amenities including two infinity pools, spa, children's club and two restaurants expected to be completed by April 2021. With luxurious contemporary design, spanning over 680 linear feet of beachfront with breathtaking views. When the hotel is completed guests can play a round on the nearby Bermuda government-owned golf course or experience every type of water adventure imaginable from paddle boarding to scuba diving and yachting. Owners of these two bedroom residences will enjoy oceanfront views and enviable amenities including walk-on beachfront, pool, wellness center, state-of-the-art fitness center, two restaurants, casino and 24/7 concierge service. Units can be purchased by Bermudian, Permanent Resident Certified and International guests, Amenities include gym, pool, dock and parking.  Owned and to be operated by Bermuda-incorporated Hotelco SRB Hotel Ltd and Hotelco SRB Hotel Residences 2 Ltd. They use the St. Regis trademarks under a license from Marriott International, Inc. or its affiliates.

The Reefs 4 star

South Road, Southampton Parish. Phone (800) 742-2008 in the USA or Canada or directly at (441) 238-0222. Fax (441) 238 8372. A beach resort nestled into coral cliffs above a private pink beach. With three gourmet restaurants, bar and fitness center. The 2 tennis courts are plexi-pave. On the 7 bus route. Owned by David Dodwell, a former Bermuda Minister of Tourism. Also has The Reefs Club, a Private Residence Club (PRC) with 19 two-and-three bedroom residences. With infinity pool, whirlpool, club lounge and fitness centre. 

The Reefs, Bermuda

Willowbank Hotel and Conference Facility 3 star

126 Somerset Road, Sandys Parish MA 06, Bermuda. 800.752.8493 (USA), 800.463.8444 (Canada), 441.234.1616 in Bermuda. Established in 1960.  67 rooms, all with balconies and non-smoking. On six acres of manicured grounds. Owned and operated by the Willowbank Foundation. Registered Bermuda Charity. Christian spiritual retreat. There is no bar. A place for spiritual and physical rest, and fellowship. On bus routes 7 (Dockyard) and 8. With 2 private beaches, water views, water sports, tennis courts, heated (in winter) outdoor pool. Room rate includes breakfast. Also served on an optional basis are afternoon tea, and dinner at its informal restaurant or in a more formal facility. Has WIFI.

Willowbank Hotel

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